The Importance of Attending a Fully Accredited School
The most important part of choosing an online school is making sure it is properly accredited.
American High School is one of only a handful of schools in the US that hold the highest level of accreditation possible at the state, regional, national, and international level. Our degrees are approved and accepted both in the US and around the world. You will not find a more widely recognized and accepted degree than ours.
Accreditation determines if a school and its credits and diplomas are considered 'real' by other high schools, colleges and universities, employers, all levels of government, and the military.
There is nothing more frustrating than spending hundreds or thousands of dollars only to discover that your credits and diploma are not accepted by employers, the military, or other schools.
Tens of thousands of people just like you have believed they were paying for and working to obtain a real degree, only to watch their dream turn into a nightmare when they tried to actually use their degree. Don’t let that happen to you!
Checking a school's accreditation is the most important step in choosing the best online school for you. While there is no 'National Board of Education' that accredits middle schools, high schools, or universities; the U.S. Department of Education oversees the most reputable and important accrediting bodies. It is a good place to look when checking a school's credentials.
To learn more about accreditation and verify the accreditation status of accrediting agencies at our school and others, please visit the United States Department of Education at the links below:
American High School delivers accredited, college preparatory and career-based online education for Grades 6-12 to students throughout the U.S. and Internationally. Students receive both core curriculum and elective courses in desirable career fields such as: healthcare, game design, criminal justice, information technology, and management.
AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). These are the same organizations that accredit leading universities. AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation for middle and high school districts and individual schools, including 27, 000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.
The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) was formed in 1994 by regional accrediting organizations in the United States following a long history of collaboration under other auspices. CITA provided systems of accreditation around the world for individual schools. It allowed schools in many different countries to be confident that they were using similar standards so that class credit could be transferred between them. In 2008, CITA was acquired by AdvancED, which continues its work.
The Council on Accreditation and School Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) is a leading regional accreditation organization for the southern U.S., where American High School is based. SACS is one of the 'Big 5' regional accrediting organizations that are used by reputable colleges and universities in the U.S. These organizations also accredited middle schools and high schools. Regional accreditation by one of the 'Big 5' ensures that diplomas are universally accepted by employers, colleges, universities, the military, and so forth.
American High School is also registered with the College Board and is listed in their National Secondary School List for SAT, PSAT / NMSQT, PLAN, & ACT. We assist all of our students with finding colleges, sorting through financial aid, and preparing students for their next big adventure.
The Better Business Bureau
American High School is an Accredited member with the Better Business Bureau. We provide high quality online school services to all our districts, schools, parents, and students throughout the U.S. and Internationally.